PeopleSoft Developer - 13179 - REOPENED


The Instructional,Communication, and Information Technology Department seeks a PeopleSoft Developer.

Under the general supervision of the Director of Application Development, this position will consult with Business Process Specialists, Developers and Project Managers during the functional design of applications, as well as providing technical expertise and leadership to other IT professionals during solution development and implementation. Designed solutions may include integration of multiple data sources, vendor packages and custom software running on diverse platforms. Position responsibilities include development, technical documentation, testing/debugging, and operational support of mission-critical production systems.


45% A. System Analysis/Consulting

A1. Provide expert consultation and recommendations to ICIT management and functional areas on development of or enhancements to campus information systems

A2. Consult with functional area experts to study business problems and define business process requirements

A3. Assist customers in identifying modifications or new development necessary to implement solutions to business requirements

A4. Formulate, justify, and present design alternatives to ICIT management and functional areas including timelines and cost/benefit analysis

A5. Perform analysis and design for campus applications and major enhancements

A6. Consult with functional area experts to identify data requirements and participate in complex data modeling

A7. Assist customers in the understanding and use of campus applications

A8. Assist customers in troubleshooting problems with campus applications and determine appropriate solutions

15% B. Project Leadership

B1. Develop project plans that include tasks to be performed, task estimates, and targeted completion dates. Provide project status feedback to customers and ICIT management.

B2. Respond quickly and accurately to customer requests for production system information, or ad hoc reports and data extracts.

B3. Acquire and maintain working knowledge of the customer’s operation and business needs/problems by participating in meetings and reviewing relevant documentation.

30% C. Develop and maintain complex computer programs using computer technologies

C1. Review program requirements to gain an understanding of programming objectives

C2 Participate in specific reviews or walk-throughs to assure satisfaction of program requirements

C3. Code, test, and debug (or direct the coding, testing, debugging of) complex computer programs and procedures in compliance with standards using advanced techniques and appropriate languages.

C4. Conduct system testing to assure correct functioning within the system

C5. Assemble program documentation according to department standards to provide other analysts/programmers with the information to understand the program structure and logic

10% D. Miscellaneous responsibilities

D1. Develop in-depth technical knowledge about the software tools and data structures delivered with purchased or acquired applications, particularly in the areas directly supported by this position.

D2. Share information systems techniques, methodologies, knowledge, and tools with other staff.

D3 Read books, periodicals, internet articles, and listserv discussions to improve understanding of existing and new information technologies.

D4. Attend seminars, classes, training sessions, and workshops to increase technical knowledge and communication skills (as approved by management).

D5. Perform miscellaneous tasks as assigned by management.

D6. Assist ICIT management in search and screen process for hiring staff

D7. Participate in department and unit staff meetings

D8. Perform miscellaneous tasks as assigned by management

D9. Will be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills


Knowledge and Skills:

  1. Five plus years of knowledge in developing applications using Oracle/PeopleSoft toolset or other programming languages such as .Net or JAVA required
  2. Five plus years of knowledge in critically analyzing problems or issues at the process level required
  3. Five plus years of knowledge in performing systems requirements analysis and documenting user requirements required
  4. Five plus years of knowledge of designing relational database tables, views, and writing and executing advanced SQL data manipulation statements required
  5. Knowledge of large, complex Financials, Human Resources or Student Information administrative systems desired
  6. Ability to gain knowledge of ICIT's policies, procedures, and standards in system design and specifications, program development, documentation, planning and status reporting
  7. Excellent oral and written communications skills, experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a regional comprehensive university with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. UW-Whitewater has reached record enrollment four of the last five years and offers 50 majors in four colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 15 master's degree programs and recently added a Doctorate of Business Administration. UW-Whitewater students achieve excellence in the classroom and on the playing field. In the 2014-15 Academic Year, UW-Whitewater was the first university in NCAA history at any level to win national championships in football, basketball and baseball in a single year. The campus offers more than 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. UW- Whitewater is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. - See more at:

UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. Located in a community of 14,622 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.

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The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans.

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Applications received by OCTOBER 1, 2017 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or

For questions regarding the position please contact:

Kathy Rettmann
Office Associate

Only complete application packages will be considered. A complete application includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three Professional References

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